Alkaline Diet | Mucus Reducing Nutritional Guide
This is a specialized alkaline diet inspired by the herbalist Dr. Sebi aimed towards providing the body with all alkalizing foods, and foods that do not cause mucus in the body. The guide is based on Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide, which I have had much success with. I never thought I would follow a vegan lifestyle, an only a wholefood – plant based diet, but he made me a believer.
Before I adopted a vegan alkaline diet, I gradually weened myself off meat and only ate fish, and a little bit of dairy. I just ate some yogurt and ice-cream here and there. I came from being a meat eater to only eating fish, and I saw my energy level and body benefit from removing meat from my diet. I really didn’t think I would benefit any from adopting a vegan lifestyle, and I also thought it would be very difficult for me to remove fish from my diet and only eat a wholefood plant-based diet. I didn’t think that would happen.
The Alkaline Mucus Reducing Diet
I stumbled unto information from Dr. Sebi, a herbalist who has been practicing since the 1990’s, who claimed to cure diseases by alkalizing the body with an alkaline diet consisting of only vegetables, fruits, nuts, alkaline grains, and legumes, which would also remove mucus from the body. Along with the diet he also used natural alkaline herbs to clean the body’s cells in the cellular, and intra-cellular level to remove disease from the body.
The alkaline diet is based on the premise that disease can only exist in an acidic environment. Dr. Sebi’s approach to disease is that it “finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; in the joints Arthritis.”
I am a bit pragmatic so I did research his method and the herbs that he used, and I found that the highly alkaline foods on Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide and the alkaline herbs he used in his herbal tonics are foods you will find on alkaline food lists that circulate the web.
The herbs Dr. Sebi used are also traditional healing herbs such as, burdock root, sarsaparilla, and dandelion, which clean the blood and clean the liver, and they are now widely used in the every popular and growing holistic health movement. The thing is he has been doing this since the 90’s an I see him as a pioneer of this movement.
After some research, I decided to give Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet nutritional guide a try to improve my healthy living. I developed a nutritional list and herbs list based on his list. (Dr. Sebi suggested not eating anything not on his original guide, so foods I decided to and and use sparingly, I noted as “I added this item.)
I gave it a try and I am still going strong! The way the alkaline diet makes me feel is incredible. My energy level is fantastic and I don’t get tired anymore, even through hectic days. I thought I would miss eating fish, but I don’t even think about eating it anymore. I have loss weight and I don’t feel like I am carrying any dead weight. I now sleep heavy and when I wake up, I am fully awake right away and fully awake throughout the whole day.
I am not a doctor and can only tell you what is working for me. This guide is working for me!
Drinking plenty of water a day is essential to making this alkaline diet work. A gallon of water is this nutritional guide’s suggested daily allowance, because water is essential to a healthy functioning body, and because many of herbs used are diuretics and increase urination to remove toxins from the body.
Water is needed to remove waste from the body, it cushions the joints and organs, and assists in the absorption of nutrients. The adult body on average is made up of 75% water, so water is needed to maintain healthy body functioning. ( I now drink ionized water which raises the alkalinity level of the water and raises its antioxidant level.)
Microwaving food is not recommended by this nutritional guide because microwaving damages the nutrients in food
I have found conflicting information about whether microwaving damages food nutrients, with information supporting both sides. I have decided not to microwave my food because I believe it is harmful. I rather heat my food on the stove or in the oven, but I eat most of my food raw because raw food contains more nutrients than heated food whether microwaved or heated on the stove.
Dr. Sebi doesn’t recommend eating anything that is not on the alkaline diet food list.
As I stated earlier, the alkaline diet food list is very specific and excludes many whole-food plant-based foods. Dr. Sebi’s recommends staying away from hybrid foods (foods grafted of two different plants) because they change the electrical and pH balance of the food for the worst. One such food in garlic. I have found some value in foods that are not on Dr. Sebi’s food list and I have added these items and I use them infrequently and sparingly. I have denoted these items: (I added this item).
Nutritional Guide | Vegetables
- Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach
- Bell Peppers
- Burro Bananna
- Chayote (Mexican Squash)
- Dandelion greens
- Garbanzo beans (chick peas)-optional
- Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf- grows naturally in California
- Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
- Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
- Mustard greens
- Nopales – Mexican Cactus
- Olives (and olive oil)
- Poke salad -greens
- Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
- Spinach (use sparingly)
- String beans
- Tomato – cherry and plum only
- Turnip greens
Nutritional Guide | Fruits
No canned fruits or Seedless fruits
- Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
- Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
- Grapes -seeded
- Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
- Melons -seeded
- Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find )
- Raisins -seeded
- Soft Jelly Coconuts (and coconut oil)
- Soursops –Latin or West Indian markets)
- Sugar apples (chermoya)
Nutritional Guide | Nuts & Seeds
(Includes nut & seed butters)
- Raw Almonds and Almond butter
- Raw Sesame Seeds
- Raw Sesame “Tahini” Butter
Nutritional Guide | Spices – Seasonings
- Bay leaf
- Onion Powder
- Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)
- Pure Sea Salt
- Sweet Basil
Nutritional Guide | Sugars
- 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)
- Date “Sugar” (from dried dates)
- 100% Pure Maple Syrup – Grade B recommended
- Maple “Sugar” (from dried maple syrup)
Nutritional Guide | Alkaline Grains
- Black Rice
- Wild Rice
Nutritional Guide | All Natural Herbal Teas
- Lemon grass
- Red Raspberry
- Sea Moss Tea
These are only a few of the herbs Dr. Sebi uses in his tonics. For a list of Dr. Sebi’s tonic and cleansing herbs check here.
Following an alkaline diet has removed excess mucus from my body, caused me to lose my excess weight, super increased my energy, and I haven’t been sick since I adopted this lifestyle.
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